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What to spend your Pounds on:

  • Entry to Westminster Abbey

    20 Pounds

  • Pint of Guinness

    4 Pounds

  • Fish and chips

    5 Pounds

  • Postcard and a stamp

    1.5 Pounds

  • 3 mile taxi ride

    15 Pounds

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Must-sees in Britain

  • Brighton
  • Sitting pretty just 90 minutes from London, Brighton is the perfect escape from the city hustle and bustle. Head straight to the beach and breathe in that deep sea air!
  • Cotswolds
  • For a slice of quintessentially British pie, head straight to the Cotswolds, an area of rolling hills, quaint villages and plenty of greenery tucked away in the heart of England.
  • Oxford
  • History lovers unite, Oxford makes for another great day trip from London, one steeped in centuries of tradition and intrigue. Don't miss it!

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Being able to order online and pickup at a convenient location at no charge was real plus. This is the second time we've use this service and are very pleased.Robin S.

Excellent. Everything was ready for me to pick up.Janet R.

This was a first time experience but I can say the staff was very professional and informativeCheryle L.

A deep dive on Pounds

One of the oldest currencies in the entire world, British Pounds date back to the 8th century and are the 4th most traded currency in the foreign exchange market.
The first decimal coins were introduced in 1968. In 2016, the polymer £5 note was introduced, making for a stronger, safer, longer lasting note.

More info on Pounds

The bills in circulation for British Pounds are £5, £10, £20, and £50 notes, although £50 are quite uncommon.
Explore the exchange rate history of Pound against the dollar, or head to our Travelex hub for top tips and insider guides to the nation.

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